Post # 1
Intresting, surprisingly upbeat compared to the teaser, article:
The comments are pretty interesting too. Through the whole wedding planning process, it’s never ceased to amaze me how strong people’s opinions are about what a wedding should be. My sister told me the other day how her best friend (whom we invited) freaked out b/c I didn’t have table linens on the registry. And how others of my husband’s friends couldn’t understand why we did not want 30 toddlers running around at our reception.
Overall I think the strongest opinions seem to come across w.r.t. budget. Having had a higher budget wedding, I feel like it’s more often you hear things like, “Well they’re wedding won’t last b/c it was all for show” than you hear criticism of lower budget weddings…but it might just be what I’m more sensitive to. Anyway, thought I’d share.
Post # 3
really interesting article. thanks for posting this!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I don’t understand why people get so judgemental about weddings, especially the sorts of things you listed. It’s your business if you don’t want to have children at your wedding. I’m making that decision too! Try not to let it get to you. You don’t have to do what everybody else does. 🙂
Post # 5
I agree. I knew nothing about weddings until I got engaged and I had no idea at how personal everyone took a wedding. I can understand the bride/groom and mom/dad’s taking in personal but everyone else. Come on. If I want to have a $100,000 wedding then so be it. It is my hard earned money or it is my credit so bug off. You don’t have to live my life or pay my bills. Even though ours is a smaller wedding it just isn’t that important to me.
The article was really good by the way!